Former Detroit Lions special teams coordinataor Brayden Coombs was dismissed by the team in late December after allegedly going rogue with a fake punt call that wasn’t approved by interim head coach Darrell Bevell.
It wans’t expected to be long for Coombs, who helped lead Detroit’s special teams to new heights despite a poor overall 2020 campaign, to find new employment. And it appears that he’s on the verge of doing just that.
According to a report from NFL Insider Chris Burke, Coombs is among the candidates being considered for the defensive coordinator position at the University of Cincinnati:
Brayden Coombs listed as a University of Cincinnati DC candidate. (Reposted so I didn’t confuse Bengals fans.) https://t.co/jIhKPvFN8l
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) January 10, 2021
Coombs has a previous connection to the city of Cincinnati, having coached with the Bengals for a decade after playing at the University of Miami (Ohio).
The position became open at the university following the departure of Marcus Freeman to Notre Dame.